Remington 1861 Navy revolver in very good, crisp condition. In production in 1862 only, these military sidearms by Remington arms were also known as the Old Model Navy revolver. A total quantity of 7,000 of these pistols were produced. They were identical to the Model 1861 Army revolver, but just slightly smaller. This martially marked, standard model .36 caliber handgun has a six-shot round cylinder fitted to a 7 3/8” long octagonal barrel with concealed barrel threads at the frame breech. Plain, unrebated cylinder has no safety notches. Another feature of this revolver is the narrow channel cut along the top of its loading lever. Grips are original, two-piece walnut in good condition with a single government inspector cartouche on the left side grip. The five-digit serial number is stamped into the bottom facet of the barrel above the loading lever and on the grip frame. The revolver has an even, pleasing brown patina with some bluing remaining on the hammer. The revolver features a brass trigger guard, steel backstrap and the low hammer spur with sub-inspector markings on various major components. All original nipples. The barrel marking reads “PATENTED DEC. 17, 1861 / MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS’ ILION, N. Y.” Mechanics are strong and crisp. Most all production of this model went to fill U.S. government orders. This Remington 1861 Navy Revolver is a fine representative sidearm of the Civil War.
Inventory Number: HAN 180 / SOLD